Star Jones is pleading for witnesses to come forward as her friend's sister was found dead last Sunday in a Michigan lake. Rosaline Lee, a mother-of-three, was seen floating and partially-clothed by a fisherman.
“I can’t get my friend’s sister back, but I can use this platform and I plan to use it loudly,” Jones told the Daily News. “It helps combat the feeling of helplessness,” she said. “I want to scream and cry.”
Lee, 32, may have been strangled and sexually assaulted but no suspects have been identified in the case. She was last seen alive the night of Saturday, May 25, when she drove away from her home in Pontiac, a Detroit suburb.
Her white van was found near Terry Lake the next morning and her body soon after. A funeral was held for Lee Saturday and she leaves behind 12-year-old and 6-year-old boys and an 9-month-old girl.
Jones is close friends with Rosaline's sister, Richelle Ransom, who she met over five years ago through Twitter. They built a close bond after discovering they were both members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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(Photos from left: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire, Facebook via RosalineRansomLeeMemorialPage)